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About Selcuk

Selcuk backpacking tours offer a fascinating insight to a town famous for its ancient Roman ruins, beautiful scenery and many attractions - the town is also a gateway for many other sights within this region of Turkey.

Selcuk Budget Travel

Below is a list of Selcuk's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Ephesus Guided Tour

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Airports

Airports in Selcuk include:
•Selçuk Airport
•Izmir Airport

Conservation

Selcuk conservation plays a key role in protecting the town's natural and historical attractions. As some of the sites date back thousands of years, preserving the city is a hugely important factor to ensure that it can be enjoyed for future generations.

Culture

Selcuk cultures include the following aspects:
•Food and drink
•History
•Traditional arts and culture
•Literature

Health

Health precautions in Selcuk include the following:
•It is best to avoid tap water, and stick to bottled water
•Vaccinations are essential when travelling to Turkey and any of its cities
•Food can be on the rich side, so tummy bugs can occur
•Medical facilities may not be on a par with the bigger city hospitals and clinics

Languages

Selcuk languages include the following:
•Turkish
•German
•English
•Greek

Money

Selcuk money & banking information is as follows:
•The Turkish currency is the New Turkish Lira
•Banknotes come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Lira denominations
•The Lira consists of 100 Kurus
•Banking hours are 8.30 am-12.30 pm and 1.30 pm-5 pm, Monday to Saturday.
•Banks in the actual town of Selcuk may not be as well-equipped as the city of Izmir or Istanbul

People

Selcuk people include the following:
•Turks
•Greeks
•Minority groups

Phrase

Some Selcuk local phrases include:
•Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) Hello
•Gunaydin (guen-eye dhun) Good morning
•Evet (Eh-vet) Yes
•Hayir (h-eye-uhr) No
•Lutfen (lewt-fen) Please

Plants

Selcuk plants are typical of the forest and coastal habitats of the Aegean region, with a number of broadleaf deciduous plants, pine forests, oak forests, steppe, shrubs as well as flowering plants and wildflowers, plus edible plants and crops. Plantlife varies according to the different vegetation regions, which include coastal and central regions.

Safety Tips


•Selcuk is generally a safe city for travel
•Scams can occur, especially for single travellers, be on the lookout for suspicious activity
•Take general care to stay healthy and safe, and do not trust anyone who does not seem legitimate

Transport

Selcuk transport includes the following options:
•Bus
•DolmuÅŸ
•Train
•Scooters

Travel Books

Selcuk travel book reviews include:
•Turkey Travel Map by Globetrotter
•Lonely Planet Turkey Country Guide by Tom Brosnahan and James Bainbridge
•Turkey Insight Guide by Reinhard Bockhorni
•Turkey - Bright Sun, Strong Tea: On the Road with a Travel Writer by Tom Brosnahan

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Selcuk:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books, bird books, Turkish phrase books
•Thick socks for hiking boots
•First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Selcuk:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Bathing suit and towels
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Binoculars for bird spotting
•Guide book and phrase book
•Mosquito repellent and first aid kit

When To Go

When to go to Selcuk:
•Spring has the best weather, with long days and less tourists
•Autumn has mild weather, with shorter days and more rain
•Summer is hot in most regions, with clear weather and more tourists
•Winter is milder than other parts of the country, with some rain

 

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